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written by Wolfgang Christian, Trisha Salagaram, and Nithaya Chetty
The Recursive Microstates model considers an isolated system consisting of N identical, non-interacting quantum particles.  The model displays the total number of microstates accessible to the system with energy E.  A second windows displays the entropy S(N,E).

For fixed total energy E, the model computes the number of microstates by considering a system of N distinguishable particles to be composed of a subsystem of N - 1 particles and a subsystem of 1 particle. The number of microstates is then constructed by summing the number of ways in which the subsystem of N -1 particles can configure itself with energy E <= E' weighted by the degeneracy of the single particle level with energy E?.

The Recursive Microstates model was developed by Wolfgang Christian, Trisha Salagaram, and Nithaya Chetty using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the  ejs_stp_RecursiveMicrostates.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
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Mathematical Tools
- Probability
- Statistics
Thermo & Stat Mech
- Second and Third Law
= Entropy
- Lower Undergraduate
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- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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W. Christian, T. Salagaram, and N. Chetty, Computer Program RECURSIVE MICROSTATES MODEL, Version 1.0 (2011), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11381&DocID=2392).
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W. Christian, T. Salagaram, and N. Chetty, Computer Program RECURSIVE MICROSTATES MODEL, Version 1.0 (2011), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11381&DocID=2392>.
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Christian, W., Salagaram, T., & Chetty, N. (2011). Recursive Microstates Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved July 30, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11381&DocID=2392
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Christian, W, T. Salagaram, and N. Chetty. "Recursive Microstates Model." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11381&DocID=2392 (accessed 30 July 2014).
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Christian, Wolfgang, Trisha Salagaram, and Nithaya Chetty. Recursive Microstates Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2011. Java 1.5. 30 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11381&DocID=2392>.
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